Saturday, 22 November 2014

LiM challenge

Hi fellow bloggers - hope you are having a good weekend. Another LiM challenge has been set by the team this week and it is Jingle all the way and the challenge is to incorporate xmas images. I have chosen one of my favourite snowman stamp stamped with blue brilliance inkpad. Layered on to some backing papers from Kanban and embossed the base card with a sizzix snowflake embossing folder which has some glitter glue added to look as though the snow is glistening. The sentiment is from crafters companion - free with their latest magazine. I have used promarkers to add a touch of colour to the image

  happy crafting :)

Monday, 17 November 2014

Xcut butterfly die - a free gift with docrafts magazine - November 2014

hi fellow bloggers
I thought I would show another card with this die - I also used it in the last blog post. It is really pretty and not a bad size about 2" I think as I have used it on a 7" x5" card. This time I have gone for  pink colour scheme and apart from the die everything else is from my stash,
I have used a martha stewart punch pansy edger and topped it with a piece of patterned paper. The butterfly dies are layered and then given a brush of glitter glue [docrafts]. The senitment is a free stamp from craft stamper nthat was stamped with a petal point inkpad and cut out with a spellies nested scalloped circle.and the bow is made from waxed cord. The little butterflies on the envelope are made froma dovecraft punch.

I am entering it in the following challenge
In the Pink  - keep it simple

Sunday, 16 November 2014

It's an orange day

hi again fellow bloggers
I have made a thankyou card in a monochrome again using orange - not a colour I often think to use but it is a warm colour and the weather here has been so wet and grey a bit of colour is always welcome. No stamping at all on this card,

I used the waste from a die cut and inked through it with rusty hinge distress ink, then with an xcut butterfly die that came free with the recent docrafts magazine  I cut one from orange light card and attached on to the inked butterfly. Using a woodware butterfly punch I punched out 6 butterflies from the same card, coloured the thorax and attached them behind the larger butterfly. The sentiment is a sizzix embossing folder and I finished it off with a toning piece of waxed thread for the bow trim.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Scrappers Delight - anything goes or paper piercing

Saturday, 15 November 2014

LiM - more than one tree

Hi fellow bloggers
The LiM challenge this week is to make a card featuring trees in the plural. As I couldn't find the stamp I planned to use I went with this which I think was one from an old copy of craft stamper mag.

 I have stamped it in 'pretty colour' green pigment ink and coloured the trunks with a sakura gel pen. The image is cut out using a spellbinders label 1 scalloped edge and the edge was inked with the same colour. The frame was made by glueing together 3 frames from a sizzix bigz die for a bit of dimension and the cord is waxed cord rather than bakers twine as it was a better colour match - fusion of two crafts macrame and card making without the knots:) Lol!
Happy crafting

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Starry, starry night

Hi fellow blogger - hope you sre enjoying your weekend and having time for crafting. The title is the theme for this weeks LiM challenge and I was tempted to add in something to do with Vincent Van Gogh after the song by Don Vncent [ showing my age Lol!]. But in the end conformed to a more traditional interpretation.

The sky is made using a sponge and Ranger distress ink - stormy sky. The stars are a docraft stamp from a xmas set stamped using silver brilliance ink - they look much better in real lfe as the silver sparkle - heyho doubt I will ever be picked for my photography skills :(. The sentiment is one by Barbara Grey and using the same ink as the sky. And the scorit was used to outline the sentiment.
Happy crafting.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

LiM challenge

Hi fellow bloggers
Doesn't seem a week since I last posted but everything seems so hectic just now. Anyway this weeks LiM challenge is to make a christmas card in non traditional colours - no red and no green allowed! I have decided on a one layer card.

I used an old docrafts stamp and coloured with some kuretake pens I have had in my stash for over 6 years and hardly used but can certainly say that the quality of the ink is excellent as they were not dry at all and the colour flowed well. They are a mixture of art & graphic twin pens and brushables and both water based. The colours used are light/dark purple [in same pen], teal, orange and skin colour [although it looks like pale orange in the photo]. The sentiment is a rub on again from my stash. Still so much to use as I don't seem to be making much of a dent in it!!!
Happy crafting :)